November 29, 2020 5 min read 14 Comments

Top 7 Health Benefits of Green Tea

Drinking green tea benefits you in all sorts of ways and not just the obvious ones. For example, did you know that some evidence suggests it could reduce bad breath? We bet you didn’t. Or maybe you did. We don’t know you.

Then there are the better-known (reported) benefits of green tea, which have helped make this beverage more popular than ever before. Cancer prevention. Lower cholesterol levels. Decreased risk of heart disease. And so on and so on.

By this point, you might be asking yourself: is green tea really as healthy as they say it is? Let’s find out!

 

Health Benefits of Green Tea - Camellia sinensis plant

What is Green Tea?

Virtually all tea originates from the Camellia sinensis plant and healthy green tea is no exception. Unlike oolong teas or black teas, however, green tea leaves haven’t undergone the same withering and oxidation process.

After harvest, the leaves are processed by way of various methods, including sun-drying, pan-firing, charcoal firing, steaming, oven-drying, and tumbling. As with most teas, green tea comes in different varietals, blends, and qualities.

Health Benefits of Green Tea

The good news is that most green tea benefits are supported by actual research. The bad news is that way more research is required before we can start making foolproof claims about the benefits of green tea.

Nevertheless, green tea has been used for medicinal and health-related purposes in places like China and India for centuries. That’s not to mention its perennial association with healthy living, in general. There’s also no disputing the fact that green tea is loaded with healthy compounds and antioxidants. If you’re exercising regularly, eating well, and drinking healthy green tea on a regular basis, you may experience some advantages.

Here is a list of the seven benefits of green tea.

Health Benefits of Green Tea 2

1. Improved Brain Function

While green tea typically contains less caffeine than both black tea and coffee, it still holds enough to produce a response. Numerous studies have linked caffeine consumption with improvements to mood, energy levels, memory, and reaction times.

Green tea also contains the amino acid L-theanine, which boosts GABA neurotransmitter activity and therefore helps reduce anxiety, raise dopamine levels, and increase the number of alpha waves in the brain.

Some studies have found that L-theanine and caffeine can combine to powerful effect inside the brain, thereby improving function.

There’s also some evidence to suggest that healthy green tea might protect the brain from aging and dementia. Its bioactive compounds may potentially help ward off diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. However, much more research is needed to back up any of these claims.

2. Increased Fat Burning

Some studies have concluded that drinking healthy green tea can increase fat burning and provide a boost to your metabolic rate. Other studies found no link between green tea and metabolism, however, so the correlation (if it exists at all) could boil down to personal variables.

If we wanted to explore green tea benefits vicariously, one could point to the caffeine content. Caffeine boosts energy levels and thereby boosts physical performance levels. In that scenario, the increased activity would have a positive effect on fat burning and metabolism.

3. Antioxidants

Green tea includes natural antioxidants known as polyphenols, most of which are powerful catechins such as EGCG. Polyphenols have been reported to reduce inflammation, prevent cell damage, and even fight cancer.

According to the National Cancer Institute, polyphenols may have a direct effect on decreased tumour growth. Some studies have concluded that drinking green tea can help fight the following types of cancer: breast, bladder, ovarian, colorectal (bowel), esophageal (throat), lung, prostate, skin, and stomach.

It all sounds too good to be true and for the time being, it should be treated as such. That is to say, much more research needs to be performed. And while areas with higher concentrations of green tea drinkers do tend to have lower cancer rates, that could also be due to peripheral lifestyle choices.

For those who want to drink green tea for the antioxidants, avoid adding milk. Some studies have found that milk can inhibit antioxidants and their associated benefits.

Health Benefits of Green Tea 4

4. May Reduce Bad Breath

In test-tube studies, it was suggested that the catechins in green tea can prevent bacteria from forming in the mouth. This would likewise prevent things such as plaque build-up and tooth decay. Consequently, you’re potentially warding off bad breath.

To be clear, these studies isolated the catechins in green tea. The researchers did not determine that drinking green tea can actually reduce oral bacteria. However, they did not not determine it either. You follow?

5. May Reduce Blood Sugar Levels

Another reported benefit of green tea is that drinking it might improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels. This would theoretically lower one’s risk of getting type 2 diabetes, which is associated with insulin resistance and raised blood sugar levels.

One Japanese study discovered a 42% lower risk of type 2 diabetes amongst participants who drank the highest amount of green tea. Then we have a comprehensive review, which looked at over 286,000 subjects to find that those who drank tea had an 18% lower risk of getting diabetes.

Again, peripheral lifestyle choices should be taken into consideration before any hard conclusions are drawn. Generally speaking, the studies showing a relationship between green tea and diabetes have been inconsistent.

Health Benefits of Green Tea 3

6. May Improve Cardiovascular Health

In 2006, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study on green tea, which followed 40,000 Japanese participants over the course of 11 years. According to the study, those who drank at least 5 cups of green tea per day had a lower risk of dying from things like a stroke or heart disease than those who drank less than one cup of tea per day.

Other studies have suggested that drinking green tea can lower LDL cholesterol levels and increase the blood’s antioxidant capacity (which affects LDL particles). Both of these factors can potentially reduce one’s risk of cardiovascular disease.

7. Healthier Skin

Green tea contains both Vitamin B2 and E, which have been linked to healthy skin. Furthermore, a 2007 study found that green tea can potentially slow down the overproduction of skin cells, thereby fighting inflammation, irritation, and skin disorders such as psoriasis.

Best Green Teas to Buy

While all the benefits of green tea aren’t a sure thing, there’s no harm in putting the odds in your favour. Start by picking up some here! SHOP GREEN TEA

 

The original article appeared here:

https://manofmany.com/lifestyle/fitness/health-benefits-of-green-tea

Author: JACOB OSBORN


14 Responses

Ashley Vivian
Ashley Vivian

June 20, 2021

My name is Ashley Vivian, Am here to share a testimony on how Dr Raypower helped me. After a 1/5 year relationship with my boyfriend, he changed suddenly and stopped contacting me regularly, he would come up with excuses of not seeing me all the time. He stopped answering my calls and my sms and he stopped seeing me regularly. I then started catching him with different girls several times but every time he would say that he loved me and that he needed some time to think about our relationship. But I couldn’t stop thinking about him so I decided to go online and I saw so many good talks about this spell caster called Dr Raypower and I contacted him and explained my problems to him. He cast a love spell for me which I use and after 24 hours, my boyfriend came back to me and started contacting me regularly and we moved in together after a few months and he was more open to me than before and he started spending more time with me than his friends. We eventually got married and we have been married happily for 3 years with a son. Ever since Dr Raypower helped me, my partner is very stable, faithful and closer to me than before. You can also contact this spell caster and get your relationship fixed Email: urgentspellcast@gmail.com or urgentspellcast@yahoo.com see more reviews about him on his website: https://urgentspellcast.wordpress.com/ WhatsApp: +1 (424) 330-8109

Caillo Lisa
Caillo Lisa

June 08, 2021

This is another testimony on how Chief Dr Lucky cured my HIV disease. Do you need a cure for your HIV disease? Do you want to be cured from your cancer disease? Or you want to be free from any type of disease. Kindly visit his website https://chiefdrluckyherbaltherapy.wordpress.com/ . He just cured my HIV disease and I’m very grateful to him, he is the only herbalist that can cure you.  
WhatsApp number : +2348132777335 
Via Email : chiefdrlucky@gmail.com
Thank you all for reading,
God bless"

Caillo Lisa
Caillo Lisa

June 08, 2021

This is another testimony on how Chief Dr Lucky cured my HIV disease. Do you need a cure for your HIV disease? Do you want to be cured from your cancer disease? Or you want to be free from any type of disease. Kindly visit his website https://chiefdrluckyherbaltherapy.wordpress.com/ . He just cured my HIV disease and I’m very grateful to him, he is the only herbalist that can cure you.  
WhatsApp number : +2348132777335 
Via Email : chiefdrlucky@gmail.com
Thank you all for reading,
God bless"

novak dj
novak dj

May 26, 2021

Am here to testify what this great spell caster done for me. i never believe in spell casting, until when i was was tempted to try it. i and my wife have been having a lot of problem living together, she will always not make me happy because she have fallen in love with another man outside our relationship, i tried my best to make sure that my wife leave this woman but the more i talk to her the more she makes me fell sad, so my marriage is now leading to divorce because she no longer gives me attention. so with all this pain and agony, i decided to contact this spell caster to see if things can work out between me and my wife again. this spell caster who was a man told me that my wife is really under a great spell that she have been charm by some magic, so he told me that he was going to make all things normal back. he did the spell on my wife and after 5 days my wife changed completely she even apologize with the way she treated me that she was not her self, i really thank this man his name is Dr ose he have bring back my wife back to me i want you all to contact him who are having any problem related to marriage issue and relationship problem he will solve it for you. his email is oseremenspelltemple@gmail.com  he is a man and his  great. wish you good time.
He cast spells for different purposes like
(1) If you want your ex back.
(2) if you always have bad dream
(3) You want to be promoted in your office.
(4) You want women/men to run after you.
(5) If you want a child.
(6) You want to be rich.
(7) You want to tie your husband/wife to be yours forever.
(8) If you need financial assistance.
(9) HIV/AIDS CURE
(10) is the only answer to that your problem of winning the lottery

Contact him today on oseremenspelltemple@gmail.com or whatsapp him on +2348136482342.  https://www.facebook.com/Dr-odion-spell-temple-110513923938220/  

combigan
combigan

May 24, 2021

buy combigan combigan

cyclosporine
cyclosporine

May 24, 2021

cyclosporine cost buy cyclomune

brimonidine
brimonidine

May 15, 2021

combigan 5 ml generic combigan

aralen chloroquine phosphate
aralen chloroquine phosphate

May 07, 2021

sulfur effects on body https://chloroquineorigin.com/ who makes chloroquine phosphate

priligy
priligy

May 06, 2021

priligy tablets dapoxetine ed

avana
avana

April 27, 2021

buy avana canada avanafil stendra

alprostadil suppository
alprostadil suppository

April 24, 2021

alprostadil mexico https://alprostadildrugs.com/ how do i use alprostadil urethral suppository

zithromax online purchase
zithromax online purchase

April 21, 2021

zythromax https://zithromaxes.com/ zithromax and uti

mens ed pills
mens ed pills

April 19, 2021

erectile pills for sale https://canadaerectiledysfunctionpills.com/ best erectile dysfunction medicine

sildenafil from mexico
sildenafil from mexico

April 14, 2021

sildenafil online uk https://eunicesildenafilcitrate.com/ buy sildenafil over the counter

Leave a comment


Also in News

Men's Health - Lingam (Penis) Steaming for a Healthy Sex Life
Men's Health - Lingam (Penis) Steaming for a Healthy Sex Life

June 19, 2021 3 min read 1 Comment

6 Benefits of Lingam Steam. Lingam steaming is an ancient practice of exceptional benefit for men. In simple words, the practice of lingam steaming sends a flow of medicinal herb steam directly to the sacral area. It refers to the term "wand of light." The primary objective of steaming is to clean and purify the penis and anal canal. 

Read More
Working From How to Relieve Fatigue and Energize
Working From How to Relieve Fatigue and Energize

March 28, 2021 5 min read 5 Comments

“It’s harder now to compartmentalize our lives — work versus personal. When you work from home, your attention’s split — your dog’s barking, your partner might be working next to you, your children are running around — your concentration demands more emotional energy,” explains Kelcey Stratton, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist at Michigan Medicine whose training focuses on stress, trauma and resilience. “By the end of the day, we’re drained.”
Read More
Best and Worst Drinks for Your Health
Best and Worst Drinks for Your Health

March 24, 2021 4 min read 5 Comments

It's essential for your body. It prevents dehydration, constipation, and kidney stones. Plus, with no calories, it’s the best beverage for your waistline. If you add 1 to 3 cups of water a day to your diet, you could end up taking in less fat, salt, sugar, and up to 200 fewer calories per day.  Too plain for your taste buds? Add a squeeze of citrus, a few berries, or your favorite herbs, like mint.
Read More